Lynn Ann Lynn Ann
My daughter fell in love with a dress she would like to wear to her prom, but it requires a light to darker pink ombre chiffon. I have not found a source to buy an ombre chiffon.

I can buy a suitable and affordable light pink polyester chiffon, but is there a way to dye it to create the ombre effect? I am not sure polyester chiffon would hold up well being boiled in idye poly, but that is the only dye I have found which is made for polyester.

If polyester is not feasible, I could look into silk chiffon but that is much more expensive and I would still need help on how to do the ombre shading.

I hope someone can help! Thanks.
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Celia Buchanan Celia Buchanan
Hello,
Idye poly is definitely the way to go with this to keep your costs down. I found a link to Ombre dyeing technique on Dharma Tradings website see below. If you chose silk you can use either Procion or acid dyes.
[url]http://www.dharmatrading.com/info/ombre.html[/url]
Good luck Celia
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Albion Boris Albion Boris
If you want to chance it, you can try to dye them, but chances are it will not be very successful. Why not just enjoy the blue ones and look for a pair of black ones on sale. Good luck.
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akilzer akilzer
I got decent results using Jacquard's iDye poly. Celia posts a great tutorial, you'll just have to modify it a little bit because the iDye works best on the stovetop. I posted my process here:

http://365daysofpattern.blogspot.com/2015/06/how-to-ombre-dye-synthetics-with-idye.html
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thanks, akilzer!
We love it when folks share their successes and innovative methods.
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